Matthew Kobach

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Don’t let the group you identify with do your thinking for you

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The secret to building your confidence: Attempt difficult things. Accomplish some of them.

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Nothing anyone else does is because of you. So stop taking it personally.

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I’m happiest when my current-self is doing something that my future-self will benefit from

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I will always respect the people that take chances, put themselves out there, and risk having other people laugh at them

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Read better books, create better content Watch better television, create better content Follow better accounts, create better content Listen to better podcasts, create better content Consume better content, create better content

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To become successful you have to say yes to almost every opportunity To stay successful you have to say no to almost every opportunity

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Less sitting Less doing Less screen time Less consuming Less artificial light Less bubble Less distractions More walking More thinking More paper time More absorbing More sun light More perspectives More focus

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The best way to learn something is to do it, then to teach it

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Knowing what you don’t know is just as important as knowing what you know

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There’s no such thing as multitasking. What you’re really doing is just quickly switching from one cognitive task to another. So instead of doing one thing properly, you end up doing several things poorly.

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Action over perfection. Every time.

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Adults learn stuff my having it explained to them Kids learn stuff by jumping in and just going for it Learn more like a kid

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Care less about looking busy and more about getting stuff done

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Successful people don't do things because they read somewhere that that’s what successful people do

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Thinking is like anything else: The more you do it, the better you get at it

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Social media: Easy to do poorly, difficult to do well

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There are only three foolproof ways to gain more confidence: 1) Do something that is really difficult 2) Do something that really scares you 3) Do something that is really difficult that really scares you

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Trying new things that don’t work will help you improve infinitely more than not trying new things at all

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Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing

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Never stop doing what's working until it stops working

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I cannot overemphasize the importance of taking the time to do one thing, and only one thing, deeply

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If you’ve found a format that works on social media, bleed it dry. Never stop using something that’s still working.

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The ability to create good content is like any other skill: The more you do it the better you get So if you want to get better you have to post, and post often

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School isn’t only about education Eating isn’t only about being hungry Email isn’t only about communication A wedding isn’t only about commitment Religion isn’t only about a supreme being So much of what we do isn’t only for the reasons we say they’re for

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The best way to better control your actions is to first understand how many of your actions are completely out of your conscious control

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Knowing what to ignore is just as important as knowing what to focus on Not doing the wrong thing is just as important as doing the right thing Refusing to post bad content is just as important as posting great content

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When you take someone’s advice dogmatically, you’ve stopped thinking for yourself. Apply what resonates with you, disgregard what doesn’t.

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People think our thoughts cause our actions, when in actuality it’s the other way around

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We operate more on feelings and emotions than facts and rationales Keep this in mind when you’re trying to persuade someone of something

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Telling people to do something is a lot easier than convincing people to do something

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The best way to make sure knowledge sticks is to apply it

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If it’s working, keep doing it If it stop working, try something different

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One way social media strategies get off track is by spending too much time doing. It’s easy to take a wrong turn if you’re always head down. Develop and execute your strategy. But check the map often to make sure you didn’t take any wrong turns.

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